Twitter Chat: Working Together to Cure Arthritis

Twitter Chat: Working Together to Cure Arthritis

On Wednesday, March 12th, the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) is teaming up with Creaky Joints and Dr. Evseenko, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at UCLA, for a twitter chat! Together they’ll be answering your questions on everything you need to know about arthritis.

The chat will kick off at 1pm EST and anyone with a twitter account can join in and ask their arthritis-related questions. Be sure to use the hashtag #CreakyChats to get your questions seen and answered.

CreakyJoints.com is part of the Global Healthy Living Foundation and was founded in 1999 by social entrepreneur, Louis Tharp, and arthritis patient Seth Ginsberg, who also serves on the Board of Directors of the Arthritis National Research Foundation. Together they became the originators of the Online Patient Community (OPC)

Dr. Evseenko is a current ANRF grant recipient who is working on repairing cartilage in osteoarthritis. Dr. Evseenko and his team of stem cell researchers at UCLA have tracked the early development of human joint cartilage, providing what could be a biological road-map for therapies to repair cartilage defects and damage from osteoarthritis.

Such transformative, stem-cell based therapies could reach human clinical trials within three years, making many current knee and hip replacement surgeries unnecessary, offering patients the ability to regrow lost cartilage and keep their bones intact.

Don’t miss your chance to tune in and hear from two organizations and a cutting-edge scientist on the front lines in the fight against all forms of arthritis!

For real-time viewing of the chat without having a twitter account please click here!

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Arthritis National Research Foundation
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The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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